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Committee Members, Kettle’s Yard

Join the Kettle’s Yard Committee

 

We are seeking new Committee (Board) Members to help Kettle’s Yard achieve its ambitions for the next five years and beyond.

In particular, we are interested in applications from those who can bring one (or more than one) of the following attributes to our Committee:

  • Expertise in income generation and/or fundraising.
    • Experience of working as an artist
    • Expertise and/or a commitment to and interest in environmental responsibility

 

 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

 

We are looking for Committee members who:

  • Share Kettle’s Yard’s values (see below).
  • Are passionate about inclusivity in the arts.
  • Can commit the time required to be a member of the committee (see below).
  • Have experience or an interest in the visual arts and believe in the importance of the arts in society.
  • Will both support and challenge in meetings, ensuring accountability and due diligence.
  • Would be an advocate for Kettle’s Yard.

 

 

KETTLE’S YARD COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The committee has the following existing members: https://www.kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk/about-us/kettles-yard-committee/

As a committee member, you will be expected to:

  • Attend four committee meetings a year. These meetings are usually on Thursdays from 4-6pm in person at Kettle’s Yard. When members are unable to attend in person, they can attend remotely.
  • Attend a Strategic Planning Day every 12-18 months, usually at Kettle’s Yard.
  • Some members of Committee may from time to time meet with the wider team at Kettle’s Yard to support specific areas of work, these meetings can usually be virtual.
  • Provide strategic support and advice and acting as a critical friend.
  • Monitor and review Kettle’s Yard’s commitments to Arts Council England (Kettle’s Yard is regularly funded by ACE as a National Portfolio Organisation), ensuring we are achieving our agreed outcomes and embedding the four ‘Investment Principles’: Ambition & Quality, Environmental Responsibility, Dynamism and Inclusivity & Relevance.
  • Take time to prepare for meetings by reading and reviewing circulated papers. • Support the Chair to ensure strong governance and accountability.

 

Further Information About the Role

 

  • The role is a voluntary unpaid position; however, any reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
  • You do not need any qualifications to be considered for the role.
  • We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people of colour as these are currently under-represented on our Committee.
  • If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role, please get in touch with Susie Biller, susie@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk.

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Please send us a CV and a covering letter setting out why you are interested in joining the Kettle’s Yard committee and what you will bring to the role.

Please send your application to Shikha Dwivedi by 4 March 2024, sd928@cam.ac.uk.

We will be holding informal interviews in March.

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